Norway consulting on plans for broadband USO

4 Sep 2019

Norway’s National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has launched a consultation on plans to make broadband a universal service. In a press release regarding the matter the regulator said that two options had been proposed, with the first of those being a proposal to introduce an obligation for operators to provide broadband at speeds of 10Mbps/2Mbps (down/uplink) on request, while another option suggesting minimum speeds would be 20Mbps/2Mbps is also being considered. Views from stakeholders and interested parties on the proposed broadband universal service obligation (USO) are being accepted until the 3 December 2019 deadline.